To be frank, I have not heard about Kokomama until the salted egg croissant craze came in Singapore late last year. Kokomama is one of the few cafes that joined the food trend. Kokomama Marketplace is located at the School of The ARTS(SOTA) which is a walking distance from Dhoby Ghaut MRT Station.
As I approached the place, the cafe was filled with young generations securing seats and placing their orders at the counter. The marketplace offers not just bakery but there are main courses for diners to enjoy with an affordable pricing. The menu signage is clearly shown at the walls of the café and the design of the place is similar like a school canteen except that this is a café with pretty furnished furniture.
Kokolava Salted Egg Croissant S$6.50
If you were to ask me which is the favourite one among the rest, I would prefer Antoinette. Kokomama version tasted mild and I prefer strong taste of salted egg. Nevertheless, the crispness outer layer of the croissant and the texture are generally within the standard. I heard from fellow foodies that this has improved from their previous version.
Kokolava Custard Croissant S$6.50
After giving a try on the salted egg version, custard taste is too light for my liking. Nevertheless, it is all based on individual preference. The custard texture is thick and flow consistently on that day.
Out of the three pizzas, my favourite was Chilli Crab Pizza. The pizza here uses freshly baked in-house baguette instead of pizza dough. The tastes of the pizza flavours are quite similar too. I enjoyed Chilli Crab Pizza because of its generous serving of the crabmeats. Most of the ingredients used for the pizzas are similar except for the main ingredient. Lastly, the salted egg seafood pizza was less appealing in terms of its taste.
The pasta was served with a small cup of mushroom soup and a piece of garlic bread. The salted egg aroma was detected the moment it was served but once we indulged into the dishes, the taste was not strong. It would be best if the salted egg sauce to served separately and pour on the spot by the customers.
There are a range of bingsu flavours to explore here. The bingsu comes in 3 sizes – Baby, Giant and the Monster. The baby bingsu is only available in 3 flavours – Mango, Strawberry and Oreo. We tried Matcha Craza S$12.90 that night as it was recommended. The shaved ice was fine and not overwhelmed with sweetness. You can taste the bitterness aftertaste. But with the red bean and green tea ice-cream, the overall taste is balance off.
The crowd was never ending that night. Mostly are youngsters and the price is also pocket-friendly for students around the area. Thus, this explains the crowd for Kokomama.
[Thanks Ighut.com & Kokomama for the invite.]
1 Zubir Said Drive
School of The Arts
Monday – Thursday 08:00AM – 10:00PM
Friday – Saturday 08:00AM – 10:30PM
Sunday 10:00AM – 8:00PM
Tel: +65 6835 7898